Top Ten Favourite Couples In Books

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week we’re listing books that have our favourite couples in them! So here are mine in no particular order…

  1. Nimira and Erris- Magic Under Stone/Magic Under Glass- Jaclyn Dolamore– I love this couple. A very unusual love but adorable all the same.
  2. Lou and Will- Me Before You- Jojo Moyes- I’ll always love this couple! ❤
  3. Simon and Blue- Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda- Becky Albertalli– I can’t have a couples list and not mention these two, basically.
  4. Mateo and Rufus- They Both Die At The End- Adam Silvera– This relationship may be quick, but it just works for me. ❤
  5. Olly and Madeleine- Everything, Everything- Nicola Yoon– I loved this relationship. I grew fonder of it page by page.
  6. Cain and Charlie- Four Seconds To Lose- K.A. Tucker– A believable relationship. I’m down for that.
  7. Billy and Sophie- Billy and Me- Giovanna Fletcher– A very fabulous book with a relationship that I rooted for.
  8. Katherine and Matthew- The Next Together- Lauren James– I loved this relationship in every era.
  9. Don and Rosie- The Rosie Project- Graeme Simison– A quirky relationship that worked!
  10. Rev and Emma- More Than We Can Tell- Brigid Kemmerer- I thought this relationship built slowly and I appreciated that.

Tell me about your favourite relationships! Do we share any? Let me know!

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Ten Diverse Characters In Books

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Books That Feature Characters… and the option was down to us! I decided to go for books that featured diverse characters as I’ll all about diverse representation in literature.

As ever, click on the book image to get to Goodreads!

George- Alex Gino

George

This is one of my favourite middle grade reads EVER. I think it’s adorable. The voice is just perfect.

None Of The Above- I.W Gregorio

None of the Above

This was an interesting read for me because the author has experience with intersex as a surgeon.

Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda- Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

One of my favourite books. I couldn’t leave this off the list.

Wonder- R.J. Palacio

Wonder

Another wonderful middle grade read.

Lies We Tell Ourselves- Robin Talley

Lies We Tell Ourselves

I was blown away by this book!

The Hate U Give- Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give

This is getting all the praise right now and rightfully so.

The Art Of Being Normal- Lisa Williamson

The Art of Being Normal

I had heard a lot of wonderful things about this book. It’s a fantastic read.

The Sun Is Also A Star- Nicola Yoon

The Sun Is Also a Star

 

This book was so addictive. It may have instalove in, but I immediately fell in love with it too…

Noughts and Crosses- Malorie Blackman

Noughts & Crosses (Noughts & Crosses, #1)

A wonderful but heartbreaking read.

Bird- Crystal Chan

Bird

I think Bird is such a unique read.

What have you put on your list this week? Feel free to leave me a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Tuesday- Favourite Relationships

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is Valentine’s themed, so I thought I’d go with some of my favourite relationships. I was open to listing friendships as well, but that would make my list so long, so I decided just to go with romantic relationships.

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Will and Louisa- Me Before You- Jojo Moyes

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)

One of my favourite couples ever. Can you hear the sound of my heart breaking?!

Simon and Blue- Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda- Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon and Blue were utterly adorable. I love this book!

Olly and Madeline- Everything, Everything- Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything

I really grew to love Olly and Madeleine with every page.

Cain and Charlie- Four Seconds To Lose-K.A. Tucker

Four Seconds to Lose (Ten Tiny Breaths, #3)

This is my favourite couple from the series. I was behind their relationship from the beginning.

Liam and Ally- Behind The Scences- Dahlia Adler

Behind the Scenes (Daylight Falls, #1)

I believed in this couple!

Billy and Sophie- Billy and Me- Giovanna Fletcher

Billy and Me (Billy and Me, #1)

Love Giovanna’s writing and Billy and Sophie were fabulous characters.

Olly and Erin- Haunt Me- Liz Kessler

Haunt Me

I loved the whole Olly, Joe and Erin storyline. This book is SO worth reading.

Katherine and Matthew- Lauren James

The Next Together (The Next Together #1)

I loved them in every era!

Eleanor and Park- Eleanor & Park- Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park

Another favourite couple of mine!

Don and Rosie- The Rosie Project- Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1)

Love the quirky Don both alone and together with Rosie. I adored this book!

What have you done for your list this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by! 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤

Top Ten Books To Buy The YA Lover In Your Life!

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s list it’s all about gift guides. Recommendations for someone that loves a certain genre. I went for YA because I could think of so many recommedations. It was actually quite tricky to narrow it down!

Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda- Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

This was one of my favourite books of last year. It makes every Top Ten list that I can fit it on.

Everything, Everything- Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything

Didn’t expect to like this book as much as I did!

All The Rage- Courtney Summers

All the Rage

A dark and raw story.

Eleanor & Park- Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park

My favourite Rainbow Rowell book. Adorable.

Thirteen Reasons Why- Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why

Another dark story, but so well written!

Lola And The Boy Next Door- Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)

Adorable ❤

The Sky Is Everywhere- Jandy Nelson

The Sky Is Everywhere

Such a sad but heart-warming read!

Second Chance Summer- Morgan Matson

Second Chance Summer

Another sad story. This one really moved me and warmed my heart!

The Rest Of Us Just Live Here- Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Patrick Ness is awesome and this book is a page turner.

A Monster Calls- Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls

This book broke me. It is one of my favourite ever reads.

What did you do for your list this week? Feel free to leave a link to your list and I’ll stop by!

The Sun Is Also A Star

The Sun Is Also a Star

How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Penguin Random House

Previously reviewed by the same author:
Everything, Everything

Synopsis:

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

Thoughts:

After unexpectedly loving Everything, Everything I was intrigued to read The Sun Is Also A Star. I felt like this book is completely different to Nicola Yoon’s debut. Different in a good way though. A very good way. I have to admit that it took me a little longer to get into this book, but as soon as I was into it, I couldn’t put it down!

It centres around Natasha and Daniel and is told in alternate point of views. Natasha is really into science and Daniel is into the arts. Both characters are going through a tough time and having trouble with their families. Natasha and her family are about to be deported from America and Daniel is facing an interview for recommendation at Yale. A school his parents want him to go to, but he’s not convinced. His dream is to be a poet. After a chance encounter (or is it fate?) Natasha and Daniel collide. They spend a day together, with Daniel convinced he can make Natasha fall in love with him.

I liked both Natasha and Daniel. They were fantastic characters who I loved reading about. Daniel was both cute and cheesy at the same time and I loved his interactions with Natasha. Even though they only spend one day together, it is easy to see why they are drawn to each other. They seem so different, but the reader really does believe that they have a connection. I’m not a big fan of the instalove, but with this book it seemed to work.

This story does stray to other characters describing their part in the story. Whilst it was interesting, I did want to know more about Natasha and Daniel. I did like how it connected to Natasha and Daniel’s story though, so it’s only a minor niggle for me. I’m pretty sure many others will adore this part of the story.

I feel with this book, Nicola Yoon has cemented herself as a solid writer in the YA fiction genre. I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Sun Is Also A Star and highly recommend it, especially if you enjoyed Nicola’s debut!

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

A brilliant second book from the talented Nicola Yoon!

Top Ten Valentine Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is a Valentine’s freebie! I decided to go for ten books which would be great to read around Valentine’s Day!

In no particular order here are the books that I picked (images go to Goodreads!)

Billy and Me- Giovanna Fletcher

Billy and Me

Giovanna Fletcher is a great writer who creates characters you’ll find it hard to dislike!

Me Before You- Jojo Moyes (I had to… even though it’s a heart breaker!)

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)

I know regular readers of my blog are probably getting very bored with seeing this book on my top ten lists, but it’s so good it HAS to be featured. Even if it reminds just one person of its existence that hasn’t got around to it yet. READ IT!

A Walk To Remember- Nicholas Sparks (I’m sorry, another sad one!)

A Walk To Remember

I know that a lot of people roll their eyes at Nicholas Sparks’ books, but I really enjoyed this particular one! A sad, but beautiful story.

Everything, Everything- Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything

This book surprised me. I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did. I bought into the romance and I didn’t expect the twist…

Lola and The Boy Next Door- Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)

I know that this middle book in the companion series wasn’t a favourite for many bloggers, but I really loved it. It is my favourite for sure. I really liked Lola!

Simon Versus The Homo Sapiens Agenda- Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

I really loved this book. It was another that I had heard loads of hype around, so I was a little worried. I need not have been though. It was a fantastic read with great characters.

Maybe Someday- Colleen Hoover

Maybe Someday (Maybe, #1)

I didn’t expect to feel so deeply with this book, but I sure did. I know it’s not for everyone, but I adored it.

Flat-Out Love- Jessica Park

Flat-Out Love (Flat-Out Love, #1)

This book really packs a punch! It’s full of humour but also romance and witty remarks. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

If You Could See Me Now- Cecelia Ahern

If You Could See Me Now

This book is on the lighter side with some magical realism. I think it’s adorable!

Eleanor & Park- Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park

I didn’t expect to enjoy Eleanor & Park as much as I did. I think it’s a great, unusual love to read about in YA!

What did you do for the Valentine’s Freebie? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by! Big love to all ❤

Top Ten Best Books I Read in 2015

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten books we have read in 2015. This was a hard list to put together, as I have read many brilliant books this year!

As ever, click on the book image to get to Goodreads!

The Other Me- Saskia Sarginson

The Other Me

I didn’t expect to be so invested in this book, but I thought it was absolutely fantastic. Such a gripping story. It’s full of drama.

I’ll Meet You There- Heather Demetrios

I'll Meet You There

Last year I discovered Heather Demetrios. I was really excited about reading her release this year. It didn’t disappoint!

The Giver- Lois Lowry

The Giver (The Giver, #1)

I devoured this book! I know I’m very, very late to reading it, but I’m so glad that I eventually got around to it!

I Let You Go- Clare Mackintosh

I Let You Go

This book surprised me with its twists and turns. I do love reading adult fiction, and this is a thriller done very, very well.

Pointe- Brandy Colbert

Pointe

This book is absolutely beautiful both inside and out! (Look at that cover!)

Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda- Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

I swear my face turns into the heart-eye emoji every time I think of this book. Hands down one of my favourites of the year.

The Last Leaves Falling- Sarah Benwell

The Last Leaves Falling

This is a powerful, emotional read which really touched my heart.

Only Ever Yours- Louise O’Neill

Only Ever Yours

If you haven’t read Louise O’Neill before I highly recommend that you do!

Everything, Everything- Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything

It seemed like everyone was talking about this book. I loved it- which was unexpected because I usually end up being disappointed by hyped books!

Under My Skin- James Dawson

Under My Skin

James Dawson is one of my favourite authors. It seems like he ups his game with every single book he releases! I adore this book.

What are the best books that you’ve read this year? Feel free to leave a link to your Top Ten posts and I’ll stop by!